I had the pleasure to visit this year’s DevOpsDays Conference in London. DevOpsDays is still a very small conference very much focused on communication between participants. This means that about half of the time is assigned to so called “Open Space” sessions. These sessions allow all attendees to suggest topics that are import to them which can then be discussed with whoever is interested in the topic.
My two favorite talks were:
Lessons Learned From Manufacturing For Maximizing Flow From Dev To Ops by the always inspiring Gene Kim
Gene also wrote a great transcript of the whole conference.
As on any conference there were also a lot of sponsor booths. From all the products advertised DataDog‘s monitoring service really impressed me. Amit from DataDog gave me a great introduction to their product and I’m already using it actively.
I left after two days with bags full of swag and lots of new ideas and insights. If you have any interest in the DevOps movement I suggest you visit one of the upcoming DevOpsDays!
If you’re looking for some destraction in the meantime I’d suggest you watch this and sing along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIu15zIsjQg